Cunene


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Cunene

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Kunene

(both: ko͞onā`nə), river, rising in W central Angola and flowing c.750 mi (1,200 km) S and W to the Atlantic Ocean. Its lower course forms part of Angola's border with Namibia.

Cunene

 

a river in southern Africa, in Angola, forming part of its border with Namibia. It is 945 km long and drains an area of more than 100,000 sq km. Rising in the Bié Plateau, in its upper reaches it flows through rocky canyons, forming rapids and waterfalls. In its middle course it flows through a wide valley, and in its lower course it again forms rapids and falls. The river empties into the Atlantic Ocean. Although it is deep during the summer rainy season, it becomes shallow during the dry winters.

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In 2010, over 68% of Angola's power was generated at the country's hydro-electric plants, primarily from dams on the Cuanza, Catumbela and Cunene rivers.
The upper and middle Zambezi, Cunene, Okavango and Kafue systems, as well as some southern tributaries of the Congo.
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The plant will be built in Cunene, southern Angola, with an annual production capacity at about 400,000 tons of sugar and some 40 million liters of bioethanol.
The plant will be built in Cunene, southern Angola, with an annual production capacity of around 400,000 tons of sugar and about 40 million liters of bioethanol.
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